POSTPONED: Clapton CFC vs Kensington Dragons

Saturday’s men’s team game vs Kensington Dragons is off. The pitch is waterlogged and our landlords Matchday Centres say it will not recover in time even without any more rain.

For the men’s team’s last game of 2019 we’re due to take on a fast-improving Kensington Dragons side – weather permitting.

Having had last week’s home game versus Indian Gymkhana Club postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, we’ll need fingers crossed for a mild week.

Don’t be fooled by their league position – second from bottom – as they’re actually one of the form teams in the Middlesex County Football League Premier Division.

After losing their first six games of the season, they’ve since won 4 games out of 6 in all competitions. 

That run includes wins over Hillingdon and Yeading Town plus a draw at second-placed Cricklewood Wanderers, although that was later awarded to the home side. 

The club started in 2001 with local children and parents having a regular kick around in the Kensington Memorial Park. 

The youngsters wanted to play regular football matches and after hard work from parents and players, Kensington Dragons was formed. 

The club has expanded over the years to now have ten boys’ youth sides with some playing in the Harrow Youth League, a girls’ youth side playing in the Capital Girls League and two adult teams playing in the Middlesex County Football League.

Kensington Dragons is a registered charity and run by the trustees and a committee made up of club officers, managers and coaches. 

The charity’s objects are “to promote community participation of, primarily, children and young people regardless of race, sex, creed, financial means or social and economic circumstances.”

Its home ground is Linford Christie Stadium, the athletics ground at Wormwood Scrubs, right by the prison. 

Some CCFC fans may remember it as being next to where we played Hereford Palace in Division One last season on the waty to promotion.

Championship side Queen’s Park Rangers have lodged plans to move there and turn it into a 30,000 capacity stadium.

Match information

The game takes place on Saturday, December 21st at 2pm at Wadham Lodge Stadium, Kitchener Road, Walthamstow, E17 4JP.

There’s covered seating and both covered and uncovered standing.

Entry as always is free, but we welcome donations, with a suggested £3 for waged adults.

We have a range of merch on sale at all home games, including our away shirts, photo book and calendar.

Our full-colour matchday programme will be on sale for £2. There’s a different cover artist each time.

Fusion Foods will be selling hot food at the entrance. They will have meat, veggie and vegan options and accept cards or cash.

Our landlords Matchday Centres run an outside can bar and a full bar inside.

Magpie Project collection

At each home game we collect food and toiletries for our charity partner, the Magpie Project. They support mums and young children who live in temporary and emergency accommodation in East London.

If you have any of these to spare, please bring them to our collection point at the entrance:

● Toothpaste ● Toothbrushes ● Shower gel ● Shampoo ● Soap ● Deodorant ● Bags of rice ● Bags of pasta ● Breakfast cereals ● Washing powder


Wadham Lodge Stadium is about 20 minutes walk from Walthamstow Central station. Turn onto Hoe Street and follow the road all the way along (past the junction with The Bell pub) until Chingford Lane. Continue past Sir George Monoux 6th Form College and take the first right onto Brookscroft Road then left onto Kitchener Road.

You can catch a bus along that route too. The 357, 34, 97, 215 will all take you to the top of Brookscroft Road from Walthamstow Central. It will take about 12 minutes.

There’s also plenty of car parking space available at the ground.

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